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On a quiet Friday night in a few years ago, I was channel surfing and came across a movie called Kinky Boots. It was love at first heel, so naturally I leapt at the chance last week to see and review Kinky Boots the musical in its Brisbane run. And oh, wow, was it worth it!

On a quiet Friday night in a few years ago, I was channel surfing and came across a movie called Kinky Boots. It was love at first heel, so naturally I leapt at the chance last week to see and review Kinky Boots the musical in its Brisbane run. And oh, wow, was it worth it!

One of the first songs claimed “The Most Beautiful Thing In The World” was a shoe, and boy did that speak to my soul. A small boy (Young Lola) was especially fetching in his patent red heels in this number, not least because he could walk in them like a pro!

The musical follows the story of the movie on which it is based: a young man inherits his father’s shoe factory and changes the product from men’s brogues to drag queens’ boots in order to save the business.

The production doesn’t save all the big showstoppers for the finale; mere moments after we meet drag queen Lola in adult form, the audience is treated to a sequin-heavy, all sass group number where everyone has legs for days and biceps that bulge.

The sets are spectacular, with transformations taking place before the audience’s eyes. Cyndi Lauper’s music begs you to get up and join in the dancing! There’s humour, tenderness, and the triumph of learning to accept others and the self. The toe-tapping finale, “Just Be Who You Wanna Be”, sends a message that is so relevant today and fills the audience with positive vibes. Grab some tickets and don your best pair of kinky boots!

 

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Until 22 Oct 2017


Hanna

Hanna Sloan is studying a Creative and Professional Writing degree at QUT. She grew up wanting to be either a writer or a professional dancer, or both. Nothing has changed. She is passionate about performance, fashion, and social progress, and is a confirmed #NastyWoman. Hanna is the proud curator of a shoe collection surpassing sixty pairs, and always thought Andie Anderson in 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days' was crazy for not wanting to write about shoes for a living. In her spare time Hanna can be found devouring a book or magazine, watching 'Friends' or asking her parents for Snapchats of the family’s two beagles.

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